I actually unpacked my laptop and tablet specifically to draw this for the contest. I couldn't wait until I moved...
My favorite novelty has got to be MissingNo. Not only can it change into a ghost, skeletal Aerodactyl, and a skeletal Kabutops, but it's a friggin' block of... pixels. How, exactly, can the block form even exist in a three dimensional plane?
It just makes it awesome.
That, and the fact the the colors almost hurts your eyes.
Anyways, these are three of the Pokemon I actually have on GPX+. The MissingNo, BWaR: [link] and the Plusle and Minun, Milk: [link] and Toast: [link]
This is their first encounter with a MissingNo. They will stay well away from them in the future.
I absolutely love Missingno., despite having avoided it for my childhood (my brother lost everything when he caught it...), so I had to do this! Once I had created the "original" Missingno., I thought "Why not do the others too?". This was created in my single player map, Pallet Town, before Creative mode was introduced.
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I've always been very intrigued with all the crazy glitch Pokemon from Red, Blue, and Yellow. I find them very interesting, yet rather eerie for some reason. xDD
So one day in class I was thinking about what it might be like to encounter one of these glitch Pokemon if I were to live in the world of Pokemon. So, I drew Pikachu with the most well known glitch Pokemon, MissingNo. I think almost everyone knows who MissingNo is. It has 4 or 5 forms, I think. This here is it's Normal form.
I was originally thinking about combining it's Normal form with it's Yellow form for aesthetic purposes, but this looked better. :3
Surprisingly, this is my first time officially drawing Pikachu. xD
MissingNo is another of my favorite villains. When I was a kid I used to spend a lot of time trying to master the system in order to use him, even going so far as to go get another copy of Blue just to house him (which was promptly corrupted of course). I know, by technicality, MissingNo is not canon nor is he even supposed to be in the series, let alone play any sort of role. But, to me, that makes MissingNo that much more diabolical. What more of a monster than one that directly attacks the player by corrupting their hard-earned data?
He's kind of a favorite of mine just because he's fun to write for as well. It's kind of a running joke that the reason MissingNo appears as he does is because he's a sort of "Legendary God of Madness". The glitches and tweaks and game-breakings are merely a representation of your character going completely off-the-walls insane from just so much as encountering such a eldrich horror, let alone trying to tame one.
MissingNo's design here is mostly inspired by the fact that, in Stadium, MissingNo appeared as a Substitute Doll by default. But, more than anything, I wanted to make him look psychotic and depraved. He's also a "Bird/????" Type, so he needs wings of some kind flight capability and I also wanted to incorporate his most famous sprite as well.